Odlums Chocolate Centred Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cake

odl easter bunny mar 16

Ingredients

Cake

  • 125g/4oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter or margarine (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs

Icing

  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence

To finish

  • Rabbit Whiskers: 6 pieces of uncooked Spaghetti 10cms/4” in length, dipped in Goodall’s red colouring
  • Rabbit Fur: 125g/4oz Shamrock Desiccated Coconut
  • Ears: 2 pieces of stiff paper cut into ear shapes and coloured on one side with Goodall’s red colouring
  • Eyes & Nose: 2 Pink or Red Smarties, 1 Chocolate Smartie

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Lightly grease and base line a 19cms/7” round sandwich tin.
  2. Make the cake by putting all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth and creamy. Transfer to prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until risen and golden brown. Cake is baked when gently touched it ‘springs’ back.
  3. Turn out of tin and cool on a wire tray.
  4. Meanwhile, make the icing by beating all the ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Cut the cake in half vertically and sandwich with some of the icing.
  6. Cut a triangular wedge from the top of the cake near one end (this is the face) keep the
    wedge to make tail, spread with a little icing and toss in coconut.
  7. Spread remaining icing on the top and sides of the cake and then toss in coconut.
  8. Place the ‘ears’ in position where the wedge was removed. Then place the eyes, nose and whiskers in position.

Easter Bunny Cake

 

Odlums Classic Victoria Sandwich

CategoryCakes

Cook Time20 mins

 

What you need:

  • 200g/7oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 200g/7oz Butter (at room temperature)
  • 200g/7oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 1 level teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Milk

Filling

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 175g/6oz Icing Sugar
  • Few drops Goodall’s Vanilla Essence (optional)
  • Jar of good quality Raspberry Jam
  • Icing Sugar, for dusting

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line two 18-20cm/7-8″ sandwich tins.
  2. In a large bowl, beat all the cake ingredients together to form a smooth soft batter.
  3. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and smooth the top with back of spoon. Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown and the cake springs back when pressed.
  4. Turn onto a wire tray or cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, make the filling by beating the butter until smooth, then gradually beat in the icing sugar. Finally, beat in the vanilla essence, if used.
  6. Spread the buttercream filling over the base of one of the sponges, spread the jam over the other and sandwich the two.
  7. Dust with icing sugar before serving.
  8. Store in an airtight container and enjoy within 3 days.

Classic Victoria Sandwich

Odlums Christmas Plum Pudding (Light Recipe)

Christmas Plum Pudding (Light Recipe)

CategoryChristmas

Cook Time5 hours

What you need:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Brown Sugar
  • 175g/6oz Margarine
  • 3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 500g packet Shamrock Luxury Fruit Mix
  • 1 Apple (grated)
  • 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 175g/6oz Breadcrumbs
  • 1 bottle Stout (1/2 pint)

How to:

  1. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the lightly beaten eggs and mix well.
  3. Stir in the sieved flour and mixed spice.
  4. Next add the fruit mix, grated apple and ground almonds. Mix well.
  5. Finally, add the breadcrumbs and bottle of stout.
  6. Stir well, cover and leave to stand overnight. Transfer to a 3 pint greased pudding bowl. Steam for 5 hours.

To steam pudding in oven:

  1. Put two long strips of tin foil crosswise on work top or table. Place roasting tin on foil. Sit pudding bowl into the tin and fill with boiling water to within 1″ of top of tin. Then bring tin foil around to form a parcel, which should be airtight to prevent any steam escaping.
  2. Place in preheated oven at 150°C/300°F/Gas 2 for the same length of time as above. There is no need to top up with water during cooking.

Recipe Notes:

The quantities may be doubled if more than one pudding is required.

 

For more great Christmas Recipes from Odlums tryour Classic Christmas Recipes book

Odlums Christmas Plum Pudding (Light Recipe)

Christmas Plum Pudding (Light Recipe)

CategoryChristmas

Cook Time5 hours

What you need:

  • 75g/3oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 175g/6oz Shamrock Light Brown Sugar
  • 175g/6oz Margarine
  • 3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 500g packet Shamrock Luxury Fruit Mix
  • 1 Apple (grated)
  • 100g packet Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 175g/6oz Breadcrumbs
  • 1 bottle Stout (1/2 pint)

How to:

  1. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the lightly beaten eggs and mix well.
  3. Stir in the sieved flour and mixed spice.
  4. Next add the fruit mix, grated apple and ground almonds. Mix well.
  5. Finally, add the breadcrumbs and bottle of stout.
  6. Stir well, cover and leave to stand overnight. Transfer to a 3 pint greased pudding bowl. Steam for 5 hours.

To steam pudding in oven:

  1. Put two long strips of tin foil crosswise on work top or table. Place roasting tin on foil. Sit pudding bowl into the tin and fill with boiling water to within 1″ of top of tin. Then bring tin foil around to form a parcel, which should be airtight to prevent any steam escaping.
  2. Place in preheated oven at 150°C/300°F/Gas 2 for the same length of time as above. There is no need to top up with water during cooking.

Recipe Notes:

The quantities may be doubled if more than one pudding is required.

 

For more great Christmas Recipes from Odlums tryour Classic Christmas Recipes book

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Catherine’s gluten free lemon poppy seed loaf

 

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INGREDIENTS

225g/8oz Odlums Gluten Free Tritamyl Self Raising Flour

125g/4oz Margarine

125g/4oz Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

2 Tablespoons Milk

1 Teaspoon Goodalls Vanilla Essence

2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds

Grated Rind of Lemon

 For Glaze

175g/6oz Icing Sugar

Juice of Lemon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb Loaf tin.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and next beat in the milk with vanilla essence.
  3. Gently stir in the flour until completely combined and finally stir in the poppy seeds and lemon rind.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  5. While cake is baking prepare the glaze by heating the sugar and lemon juice over a low heat stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved.
  6. When cake is baked allow it to stay in the tin to “set” for 10 minutes then pierce top of cake with a fork or toothpick and pour over the glaze.
  7. When completely cold store in an airtight container.

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